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Can I measure time by counting frames and trusting on the '240 FPS' that my iPhone 7+ slow motion camera is capable of record?

I'm using a slow motion video recorded using an iPhone 7+ to track something but would like to avoid recording a chronometer to know the time the process is taking. I need to measure about 10 seconds ...
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How can I decrypt my HD?

I'm trying to decrypt my disk and turn off FileVault, but I can't do that. Firstly, the Turn Off FileVault... button is disabled. Locked Unlocked Secondly, I try sudo fdesetup disable with Terminal ...
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Mail app opens randomly in MacOS 10.14.5

I have mail app open in background i.e. no window open. A new window randomly pops up without any conscious trigger by me. No new mail would have come. Once it happened while I was in full screen ...
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The volume can't be ejected because it's currently in use

After working with an external USB backup disk I want to cleanly unmount the drive. When pressing the 'eject' button Finder warns me with the message: "The volume can't be ejected because it's ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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Viewing VPN configuration details on iOS

I'm using the Charles Proxy iOS app and am curious to learn more about how it is configured. When I go to General > VPN in my settings, and click on "Charles Proxy", I see But from the ...
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Messages app on iPhone do not play alert/vibrate for SMS received from some numbers

I get no sound (or vibration) in my iPhone when a I receive a message from certain numbers. The number is not listed in my Contacts, it's a very short number sent containing SMS sent by my bank with ...
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iOS create ad-hoc network

Is it possible (with or without jailbreak) to create a wireless access point from iOS 12 to serve as a 'router'? I don't want to share iOS internet connection, the phone will be located in a place ...
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Keyboard shortcut for restoring applications from the Mac OS X Dock?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore a minimised application window from the Dock? Almost all Apple Mac OS X applications respond to the Apple + M command which minimises the current application ...
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Distribute bash script 'silently' to multiple macos machines

We want to deploy a script 'silently' across all mac machines in organization. We have created a bash script that will run using launchd agent. We need to deploy the launchd agent and script on all ...
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Mac completely freezes when waking up from sleep

When I wake my MacBook Pro 15 inch up from a long period of time (2-5 hours) of sleep, my Mac shows a black screen (there is clearly some backlighting, so its on, just showing only black), and my ...
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Number roadmaps as A001 instead of A1 using Word page numbers

To identify roadmaps provided to participants to a biycle randonnee, I want to number them as A001 to A150, B001 to B150 and C001 to C150. After printing the required roadmaps in a printshop, I ...
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Fresh install of MacOS taking too much space

I recently downloaded the Beta version of macOS Catalina, however it messed a lot of my daily apps, so I decided to downgrade back to macOS Mojave, so I did the following: Backed up everything Shut ...
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error with automator applescript “do shell script” call (file not found) yet command line with same command works

I have a simple automator app that runs a simple script. It uses ssh to open a file on the local machine, MachineA, with an app on the remote machine, MachineB, and logs the ssh call. on run {input, ...
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“To watch this video, change your restrictions in Settings.”, but my restrictions are off

I'm trying to watch a video from the TV app, but when I click on it I get the error message "To watch this video, change your restrictions in Settings.". The problem is that my restrictions are turned ...
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Trying to install OS X El Capitan, error of external hardrive needing GUID Partition Table Scheme

I have an old MacBook Air with Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63). I am trying to install the OS X El Capitan but having issues. First there was not enough memory on the mac (even though I have ...
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Siri doesn't work in macOS Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 15 with TB. The problem is that Siri doesn't hear me when a click the icon in the touch bar. I check my microphone settings and it looks good. I have macOS Mojave 10.14.5. But ...
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Thunderbird Could not connect to server

My wife's MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.3 suddenly developed a problem with Thunderbird 60.7.0. It cannot connect to any email server and produces an error "Could not connect to server" "The ...
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Using dictation to transcribe audio files in batch?

I have lots of audio files that I want transcribed. Dictation is the best transcriber I have found that will run on my MacBook (there exist others like PocketSphinx but this is no where near as ...
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How do I stop unwanted randomization of GarageBand software instrument output?

Obligatory version information: GarageBand 10.0.2 on Mac OS version 10.9.5. Various software instruments in GarageBand projects tend to become unstable for unknown reasons. When this happens, they ...
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6answers
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from a single USB external disk to a Drobo attached drive via Firewire. Using the Finder is not an option. If it hits a problem, it stops the process and I ...
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How does MacOS Photos Library store Live Photos?

I know there has been several posts from recent years about this, but none of the answers really addressed my question here. Goal: To understand how Live Photos are stored so I can effectively back ...
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Automatically open a terminal window and run a command, robustly

I am looking for a way to automatically open a new window of Terminal.app and run a command in it. I used to do this with AppleScript, in a way similar to this: tell application "Terminal" do ...
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File/Disk Recover Mac Book [duplicate]

How can I recover lost, erased, files from Hard disk bad shut-down. Free apps only please. MacBook.I had a bad shut down, then restarted system. I lost bunch of docs, pics, music
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How to view current display resolution

How can I find out the current resolution the screen is running at, in OS X 10.10? Under settings -> display (which is where I think it used to be), it shows the refresh frequency, but not the ...
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Mac Book Pro 17" running without dGPU and 16 Gb RAM

The Issue As other users, my Mac Book Pro 8,3 have a fail dGPU ( AMD Radeon HD 6750M ). Solution Start with Single User Mode. After end all procedures, write: sudo nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-...
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Switch full screen app to another monitor

I usually use Sizeup to switch apps between monitors (keyboard shortcut). This doesn't work when the app ia fully sized. I wonder how to overcome this. An apple script is a possibility. Thanks
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1answer
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iPad still makes notification noises when muted [duplicate]

I've noticed recently my iPad 3 (Retina) is making notification sounds for Facebook Messenger and some games even when the volume is turned completely down to show the muted symbol. I'm running the ...
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Interpreting constant kernal panic

I have very frequent kernel panic calls. Here is a report on one of them. I have no idea what is causing it. Fri Jun 27 11:21:45 2014 panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7fad305f7c): "GPU Panic: [<...
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Is it possible to downgrade Boot ROM SW to try and fix unbooting Late 2012 iMac from Single User Mode?

I currently have 283.0.0.0.0 Boot ROM SW installed on my crippled Late 2012 iMac - which I upgraded HDD->SDD, tried to unsuccessfully install Mojave, then broke fusion setup, erased drives and am now ...
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Mojave spell check keeps flagging correct words and tries to change them to grammatically incorrect words

So this has been driving me crazy - it feels like I have a grammar troll living in my computer. MacOS's spell checker keeps flagging words as misspelled that aren't. I notice it mostly in Mail, ...
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iMessages on macOS showing showing prior sent message in the text field

Sometimes when I open iMessages on my MacBook I'll find that a previously sent message is still in the text field as though I haven't sent it. It's inconsistent, I don't know how to reproduce it. I'm ...
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What is “SharepointManagementService”?

I reinstalled my Mac and I noticed a process called “SharePointManagementService” under “writeconfig”. I don’t have Sharepoint. Does anyone know why it’s running? Running 10.14.5. Thanks.
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Figuring out what is blocking HTTP request on macOS Mojave?

I have a simple http-server running with an index.html, which I'm trying to serve over to another device over LAN. I can access the website in the host computer using localhost and it is recorded as a ...
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A port is requesting an older version of clang - will a newer one work?

I'm attempting to install neovim. When I run sudo port install neovim, it proceeds to install clang-3.7. However, port rdeps neovim doesn't show clang-3.7 as a dependency. So does this mean that ...
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MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) freezes for five to ten minutes after login

Recently, my MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) has been very slow on startup. That is, the system boots quickly, and then I'm able to login, and the desktop begins to load. Initially, I have control and ...
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How to call a phone number on a picture?

How to call a number on a picture without typing it over by hand into the phone app? Like: phone number on a piece of paper I hold in my hand (like a business card) on a bill board on a photo stored ...
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Invisible text selection in Preview 10

Ever since I upgraded my macOS to Mojave, I've been stuck with Preview 10 (an old trick to downgrade Preview to 9 is no longer working). I wouldn't mind, except text selection has now become invisible:...
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Mac keep losing printers, has to restart

this has been a recurrent problem. For some reason Aiprint stops working and I have to restart the computer to restore it. Then, after a few weeks, it stops working again. The computer "can't find" ...
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Cannot change MacBook display brightness immediately after restart

I am having an issue with my 13'' MacBook Pro (mid-2014) display brightness. Immediately after restart, brightness keys do nothing — display brightness does not change. If I close display lid and then ...
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Prevent macOS Finder from Changing .service file extension to .app extension

I am trying to backup a systemd .service file, that I use on my Ubuntu cloud computer, on my iCloud drive on my Macbook. However it appears that my Macbook Finder automatically changes the file ...
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Root User Cannot Reset Another Users Password

I wanted to enable Root user on macOS Mojave Version 10.14.4 so that i can use it in case another users or admins lose their login credentials. I tried this and when i tested out password reset for an ...
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Unable to mail from command-line - public/pickup: No such file or directory

Attempting to send mails using mail(1) from the macOS terminal shell results in the following message and the mail is not sent. postdrop: warning: unable to look up public/pickup: No such file or ...
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Move HDD from a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model to another MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model

I have a HDD from MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model: OS: Yosemite; The content in the HDD is important to me. I want to know If I can buy a MacBook Pro of the same model, Mid 2012, and simply hook the HDD ...
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Airport Extreme Guest network has (almost) no Internet connection

First off: My modem is in bridge mode according to some instructions I found, and the Time Capsule is in "DHCP and NAT" mode. Still, my Guest network has almost no Internet connection. I say almost ...
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Can anyone help me figuring out what's wrong with my drive structure?

I've realized something is wrong with my disks/drives/partitions structure when I tried countless installing Windows via Bootcamp but it would always fail. Please take a look at what I have: This is ...
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Xcode adds comment characters in the first column?

Whenever I use the Xcode keyboard shortcut Command + / for commenting line(s) of code in a Swift/Objective-C source file, the // characters are always placed in the first column. I would much prefer ...
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Xcode won't let me use simulator [on hold]

Xcode is not letting me use simulator to build apps. I tried deleting and re-downloading and still has same problem: Failed with Exit Code 1. I just started a bootcamp for iOS 12 and Swift a couple ...
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Is it possible to program an iOS app using an iPad?

As the title states, I am trying to ascertain whether or not it is possible to program (using XCode, I'm guessing) iOS apps for iPad and iPhone using an iPad. I cannot find any related details using ...
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accountsd want to use the “login” keychain [duplicate]

I don't know why but I get this pop-up 5-10 times in a day. It is very frustrating that I have to re-enter the password again and again. I tried cancelling it but appears again. I followed the steps ...

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